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Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch (Early 2011)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 415 reviews of Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch (Early 2011). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and battery. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive opinions about the portability and price.

performance, design, usability, battery, screen

price, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch (Early 2011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch (Early 2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 user reviews of Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch (Early 2011) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen. The image quality also gets good feedback.

image quality, screen

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Hugo Jobling (trustedreviews.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15in (MC723B/A)

 

Faster CPUs, more powerful graphics and Thunderbolt come together to make the MacBook Pro a compelling portable workstation.

Fast CPUs ; Good graphics performance ; Thunderbolt ; Beautiful chassis design

Expensive ; No Thunderbolt devices available at launch

If you can afford the admittedly high asking price, the MacBook Pro has a lot to offer. In terms of hardware, it's on par with any equivalent PC based laptop and adds in its own unique feature in the shape of ThunderBolt. The key point, though, is that...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 review: Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011

 

Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011

The CPU updates to the 13-inch ; offer big leaps in performance. The machine has phenomenal battery life, and excellent ergonomics, keyboard, and large, smooth, multitouch trackpad are still among the best available. It also comes with 720p HD Webcam.

Graphics performance is slightly worse than last year's 13-inch Pro. The 13-inch screen resolution is still low compared with the MacBook Air. The Thunderbolt port is an unknown quantity until accessories become available. There are limited upgrade...

The new entry-level $1,199 13-inch MacBook Pro's significant CPU updates and fantastic battery life are nearly as good as what you get in the more expensive $1,499 version.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner & Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.2 GHz quad-core, glare-type screen)

 

More Power! As the final version of the Apple MacBook Pro 15, we'

Excellent Design and Craftsmanship; Outstandingly Sturdy Case with Nice Feel; Decent Trackpad; Thunderbolt Port Ensures Future Compatibility; Good Weight for its Class; Office and Multimedia Performance; Battery Life and Power Consumption

High Starting Price; Reflective Screen Restricts On-The-Go Use; Short 12-Month Warranty; Few Accessories; Non-Removable Battery

The biggest downside of the more powerful version is the excessively high increase in price. For the better hardware configuration, Apple is currently charging 400 Euro on top of the already very high starting price of 1,749 Euro. Mac users with high...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.0 GHz Quad-Core, Matte Screen)

 

2nd Generation Intel Core i7. As predicted, Apple has just releas

Excellent Design and Craftsmanship; Outstandingly Sturdy Case with Nice Feel; Decent Trackpad; Thunderbolt Port Ensures Future Compatibility; Matte Hi-Res Screen (Optional); Good Weight for its Class; Office and Multimedia Performance; Battery Life and...

High Starting Price; Short 12-Month Warranty; Few Accessories; Non-Removable Battery

Because of the Sandy Bridge chipset defect, the release of comparable laptops is lagging. The successors to high-end notebooks like the Sony VAIO VPC-Z13Z9E or HP Envy 15 will make for some good competition once released.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner & Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.0 GHz quad-core, glare-type screen)

 

Go with the Glossy Screen? After having thoroughly reviewed the n

Excellent Design and Craftsmanship; Outstandingly Sturdy Case with Nice Feel; Decent Trackpad; Thunderbolt Port Ensures Future Compatibility; Good Weight for its Class; Office and Multimedia Performance; Battery Life and Power Consumption

High Starting Price; Reflective Screen Restricts On-The-Go Use; Short 12-Month Warranty; Few Accessories; Non-Removable Battery

Two big considerations make us lean in favor of investing in the matte screen model: First, if you're planning to use the MacBook Pro for several hours every day, consider that glossy screens strain the eyes more. Second, using the laptop on the go,...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Early 2011)

 

It's a hefty investment, but the combination of new high-end Intel processor options and AMD graphics makes the 15-inch MacBook Pro an all-round powerhouse, with the new Thunderbolt I/O port as an added bonus.

Powerful updates to the CPU and GPU ; Excellent battery life ; Still the best touch pad and gesture controls of any laptop

Upgrades can get expensive ; Thunderbolt is an unproven technology with as-yet no compatible products ; Still no dedicated HDMI, Blu-ray or other wished-for options

Via CNET

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Techmagnifier (techmagnifier.com)

Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 Review

 

Ever imagined a docking station for your MacBook? Well, this is not a dream anymore as brand Apple has indeed come up with the all new Apple Thunderbolt Display which would make the display of your Mac device utterly useless and kiddish.

Companies all round the globe have often come up with devices which have simply changed the way we lead our lives, as all those gadgets and devices have had a big impact upon us. The latest device to have made a similar opening is the all new Apple...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Zara Baxter (pcworld.co.nz)

MacBook Pro 15 (MC723X/A)

 

We reviewed Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro, running both its native Mac OS X and Microsoft's Windows 7.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (ciao.co.uk)

Mac Book Pro

 

I personally own this laptop and using it right now in fact. The thing is with this laptop is that it is so much more. If you are converting from a Windows based laptop you are going to be pleasantly surprised, as did I. The speed and usability is...

Great Look, Simple, Easy to Use, Fast, Actually works and worth buying

Screen can get marks on it easily

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro MC721B/A (Early 2011)

 

Great Design, quality feel, long battery life.

None at present

May, 2012

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